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1. Mercury Rising (1998)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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Shadowy elements in the NSA target a nine-year old autistic savant for death when he is able to decipher a top secret code.

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Bruce Willis, Miko Hughes, Alec Baldwin, Chi McBride

Votes: 55,840 | Gross: $32.94M

2. Young Adult (2011)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

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71 Metascore

Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now happily married and has a newborn daughter.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson, Patton Oswalt, Elizabeth Reaser

Votes: 66,374 | Gross: $16.30M

3. Life Goes On (1989–1993)

60 min | Drama

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A TV-series about the life of the Thatchers, especially "Corky", that has Down syndrome but goes to ordinary school ("mainstreaming). We get into their problems and joys. Drew Thatcher's ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Smitrovich, Patti LuPone, Chris Burke, Kellie Martin

Votes: 1,634

4. The Horse Boy (2009)

Unrated | 93 min | Documentary

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64 Metascore

A writer documents the journey his family takes to Mongolia to consult with nomadic shamans on the healing of their autistic son.

Director: Michel Orion Scott | Stars: Rupert Isaacson, Kristin Neff, Rowan Isaacson, Kendal Stewart

Votes: 605 | Gross: $0.16M

5. Autism: The Musical (2007)

94 min | Documentary, Music

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Follows five autistic children as they work together to create and perform a live musical production.

Director: Tricia Regan | Stars: Hillary Aaron, Joe Aaron, Adam, Jordan Andrews

Votes: 619

6. Run Wild, Run Free (1969)

G | 100 min | Drama, Family

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Philip Ransome, a northern English boy about 10 years old, has been mute since age 3 and spends his days roaming the moors alone. His parents despair of a cure. One day he sees a singular ... See full summary »

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: John Mills, Gordon Jackson, Sylvia Syms, Mark Lester

Votes: 267

7. The Class of Miss MacMichael (1978)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

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In the tradition of classic classroom dramas such as "To Sir, With Love," comes the story of dedicated teacher Conor MacMichael (Glenda Jackson), who tries to reach out and give to her ... See full summary »

Director: Silvio Narizzano | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, Michael Murphy, Rosalind Cash

Votes: 320

8. Clockwork Mice (1995)

100 min | Drama

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A special needs education teacher is having a special relation with one of his pupils by their common hobby: running. Until fate strikes.

Director: Vadim Jean | Stars: Ian Hart, Catherine Russell, Rúaidhrí Conroy, Art Malik

Votes: 260

9. Nursery University (2008)

90 min | Documentary

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Documentary about disparate NYC parents' efforts to get their children into "feeder preschools," private institutions that claim to set youngsters on the track to admission into Ivy league colleges.

Directors: Marc H. Simon, Matthew Makar

Votes: 246 | Gross: $0.02M

10. Wretches & Jabberers (2011)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

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63 Metascore

In 'Wretches & Jabberers and Stories from the Road', two men with autism embark on a global quest to change prevailing attitudes about disability and intelligence. With limited speech, ... See full summary »

Director: Gerardine Wurzburg | Stars: Larry Bissonnette, Tracy Thresher

Votes: 81

11. Yellow (II) (2014)

130 min | Drama, Family, Sport

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The story explores a mother daughter relationship and behavior of a child with Down's Syndrome.

Director: Mahesh Limaye | Stars: Gauri Gadgil, Mrinal Kulkarni, Hrishikesh Joshi, Upendra Limaye

Votes: 47

12. Osman og Jeppe (2009– )

16 min | Family

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Stars: Esben Pretzmann, Peder Thomas Pedersen, Pernille Lyneborg, Brian Lykke

Votes: 24

13. Only God Could Hear Me (2011)

66 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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A sincere, heartfelt, and sometimes comedic look at four people with disabilities, and the story of the Minspeak AAC system.

Director: Colin Sander | Stars: Bruce Baker, Chris Klein, Jennifer Lowe, Lucas McCarty

Votes: 10

14. Junk Drawer (2002)

Drama, Short

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The underlying problem in education today, is that try as they may, a student can never fail: HE WILL GRADUATE. The trials and the heartaches of a special education teacher show the ...

Director: Javier Reyna | Stars: Julie Frame, Jason Brown, Ed Maudlin, Tiffany Wilson

Votes: 18

15. Twee vaders (1998)

44 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Ko van Reenen

16. Ben (1997)

52 min | Drama

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Director: Nitzan Aviram | Stars: Ruby Duenyas, Aryeh Moskona, Dekel Shikortzy, Joseph Shiloach

Votes: 5

17. This Is My Son (1977 TV Movie)

Drama

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Director: Lynwood King | Stars: Carolee Campbell, Joel Colodner, Maurice Copeland, Donald Gantry

18. Ride a Wave (2010)

8 min | Documentary, Short, Family

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The story of one man's dream, the people that helped it become a reality, and the compelling spirit of the community known as Surf City.

Director: Rocky Romano | Star: Danny Cortazzo

19. Broken Bonds: The Jon-Michael Story (2001 Video)

Unrated | 91 min | Documentary

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Director: Brandon | Stars: Jon-Michael, Tammie, Lori, Matthew

20. Golden Palm Project (2010)

22 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Peter Ringgaard

21. Amuma, Hands for Nobody (2005)

Documentary, Short

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Director: John Paul Seniel

22. House M.D. (2004–2012)
Episode: Big Baby (2009)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery

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House maneuvers against a measured Cameron when she takes over Cuddy's duties, Foreman faces an ethical dilemma, and Cuddy has trouble bonding with the baby.

Director: Deran Sarafian | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 1,128

23. Q.E.D. (1982–1999)
Episode: Challenging Children Crisis in the Classroom (II) (1997)

Documentary

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